Breed of the Month ~
August 2016 ~
German Shepherd Dog [Langstokhr] Long Coat
to Jean (Te) Browne !!
Emil Friedrich Max Von Stephanitz, a
German cavalry officer, is credited
with developing the German Shepherd
breed in the 1890’s. Captain
Stephanitz gained knowledge in the
areas of anatomy, biology, and the
science of movement during his station
at the Veterinary College in Berlin.
Knowledge which he later applied to
the breeding of the German Shepherd.
used long coat shepherds, white
shepherds, and 4 wolves in his
breeding program with the primary
intent being the improvement of the
local sheep herding dogs.
Additionally, he wanted to expand the
breeds capabilities to work as
messengers, guard dogs, and to provide
rescue and sentry work. He considered
soundness, temperament, structure, and
the breeds’ level of endurance more
important than their appearance.
Before 1899 no breed standard
existed as all earlier attempts to
form a standard had failed. However,
in April of 1899, Captain Stephanitz
and colleague Arthur Meyer (along with
additional co-founders) formed the
Verein für Deutsche Schäferhunde
(Society for German Shepherd Dogs) and
established the breed standard. The
trial for the standard was Schutzhund;
it tested and still tests a dog’s
ability in the areas of tracking,
obedience, and protection.
Today the Verein für Deutsche
Schäferhunde maintains and monitors an
international registry which tracks
detailed pedigrees, breed standards,
and serves to preserve and develop the
best physical and temperamental
attributes of the breed.
For a number of years long coats were
considered a breed fault; however as
of 2010 they have been accepted by the
Verein für Deutsche Schäferhunde as
their own classification of the German
Shepherd breed. The only difference
between the long coat German Shepherd
and the stock coat, or “short coat”,
is the length of the coat. Long coats
are an integral part of the genetic
makeup of all of the prevalent German
Shepherd lines in existence today.
Appearance : Medium size,
slightly longer than tall, strong and
well muscled, dark almond shaped eyes,
Males……...24 to 26
Females …. 22 to 24 inches
Character: Self confident,
courageous, good natured, attentive
and willing to serve.
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